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New Kids on the Block

By Scott Smith in Miscellaneous on Oct 20, 2006 5:56PM

You’ve probably noticed more posts on Chicagoist lately. We’ve been stepping up our efforts to provide coverage of daily news, events, food, the arts and all the miscellaneous things on your mind. We’ve also brought in some new blood 2006_10_newbatch2.jpgto keep the rest of us on our toes, and cover all the important goings-on here in the city.

Say hello to our newest batch of writers:

On the general news beat, we’ve got Old Town robot enthusiast Sean Corbett and former neighbor to George Ryan, Olivia Leigh. Local author Rob Christopher will be covering film and TV, while North Center gadfly Andy Jenkins and Ukie Village maven Laura Oppenheimer are covering eats on the North Side. And just in time for the November elections, we’ve got the whiskey drinkin’, South Side hell-raiser Kevin Robinson writing about politics.

Finally, self-professed geekgrrl Shannon Saar and White Castle-craver Timmy Watson will be keeping you updated with Chicago news and events on the weekends, while the rest of us are being shifty layabouts.

We've also said goodbye recently to associate editor Erin Shea, who headed over to the Sun-Times Media Group to teach them a thing or two about good online content.

As someone mentioned in the Contribute section, we’ve got so many posts going up each day, they’re dropping off the bottom of the page. So be sure and click Next to see what else we’ve posted that morning or earlier in the week.

Chicagoist would like to give a hearty thanks to all of you, who continue to support us by reading the site, commenting on our posts and sending us tips. We’ve got a thank-you event coming up in the next few months so keep reading the site for an announcement on that.